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Dec 13, 2011 12:00pm PST
of the hour, here we go. first, ex-penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky heads to court but declines to faces his accusers. >>> even in today's economy, some young people are better off than when their parents were. >>> arrests along the border with mexico, they have plummeted. time to play reporter roulette. susan candiotti, let's begin with you. jerry sandusky waived his right to the preliminary hearing today. do we know why? >> reporter: well, what a day it's been, brooke. imagine 11 witnesses, including at least four alleged victims who would have taken the stand talk about in excruciating detail being molested and raped by jerry sandusky but they didn't have the opportunity to do so because he waited and, why? his lawyers explain that it was a tactical decision on their part, that, in part, because they would not have had an opportunity to try to challenge the credibility of these witnesses while they were on the witness stand because of court rules, then it just wasn't to their advantage. however, they certainly, it's true, miss out on an opportunity to interview these people,
Dec 7, 2011 12:00pm PST
for you. first, jerry sandusky arrested again. no charges will be filed against a former syracuse assistant basketball coach. the man they call blago learns his fate today. >>> and a debate over plan b. >>> reporter roulette. i want to begin with ted rowlands in chicago. ted, we know rod blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years. he spoke a moment ago. what do you know? >> reporter: well, yeah, 14 years in federal prison for rod blagojevich. he was hoping for three to five. the judge siding with the prosecution. blagojevich just came down from the courtroom about ten minutes ago and addressed the media very briefly. he didn't take any questions. said he was going home to be with his two daughters, explain to them where they were going from here and said he will be, quote, fighting on. so expect an appeal in this case. one thing to note, he doesn't have to report until february 16th to the bureau of prisons. so he does have this time to spend with his family but the former governor of illinois will spend 14 years -- was sentenced to 14 years in prison. >> i'm curious, since he does get
Dec 13, 2011 6:00pm EST
by jerry sandusky kept a half dozen of his alleged child sex abuse victims off the witness stand. hundreds of police, reporters, and lawyers gathered for the penn state coach's preliminary hearing. bruce leshan was the only washington television reporter in a courtroom. talk about a shocker when they canceled the hearing. >> reporter: yeah, no kidding. i mean, anita, you should have heard the reporters banging away on their laptops inside the courtroom trying to be the first to tweet it out. now attorneys for some of the alleged victims say waiving the hearing was an act of cowardism, but sandusky's lawyers say it was a tactic to avoid a hearing that was stacked against him. tight security, a mass of media, and jerry sandusky preparing to face the public testimony of five of the young men he is charged with abusing. >> stay the course. wait the opportunity to present our side. >> but the former penn state football coach failed to stay the course for this preliminary hearing. instead of listening while the young men detailed allegations of abuse, dating back to when they were 10 or 11 ye
Dec 4, 2011 7:00am PST
angry reaction from jerry sandusky's alleged victims. this after the accused child sex abuser at the heart of the penn state dpee debacle, spoke for the first time tell iing the "new york times" that he did nothing wrong. >> that interview sparked a lot of reaction. >>> also this morning -- there were fireworks when gary giordano was grilled last week. he's with us again this morning, he wants to respond to our interview with robyn gardner's boyfriend. you'll be talking to him coming up in the next half hour. >> it's going to be an interesting morning here. that's coming up soon. >>> but we do have some lighter fare as well this morning. including this dog, whose owners have trained him to do something very, very unusual. we'll tell you about that in a just a few minutes. this morning, the geezer bandit back at it. he just knocked off his 16th bank. is it really an old man or is that guy wearing a brilliant disguise? >>> we want to get straight to the news this morning. ron claiborne is on the set to talk about some breaking news overnight. >> good morning to you, dan, bianna.
Dec 7, 2011 3:00pm PST
day. tonight in pennsylvania where jerry sandusky was arrested today for a second time. the former penn state football coach taken into custody after six new child sex charges were filed against him. the pennsylvania attorney general said the charges involve two new alleged victims who met sandusky through his charity, the second mile. the total number of alleged victims stands at ten. let's get the latest from sarah ganim, a cnn contributor. sarah, jerry sandusky, arrested again. the judge granted bail but he's still in custody, correct? he's not posted that bail? >> that's right. his attorney said that because the arraignment wasn't until 3:00 today, that he probably wasn't going to be able to get $250,000 cash or in the form of a bail bondsman ortega-hernandez in the form of property posted so he would be spending night in jail. his attorney wasn't happy about it. he said if jerry sandusky was going to flee, he would have done it a long time ago. he's known he's been under investigation since late 2008 and he's been cooperative. es he offered to turn himself in. he did turn hims
Dec 14, 2011 7:00am EST
>>> good morning. coward. jerry sandusky blasted by an attorney for one of his accusers for backing out of a hearing tied to his child sex abuse case. was it a sign he's hoping for a plea deal? this morning, jerry sandusky's attorney speaks out in a live interview. >>> total ban. a total federal agency push to goan all personal electronic devices behind the wheel nationwide. even hands-free phone calls would be off limits. will it make the road safer, or is the government going too far? >>> and who will it be? a lot of people have made their mark on the world in 2011. but only one can be named "time" magazine's person of the year. we'll reveal the answer, live today, wednesday, december 14th, we'll reveal the answer, live today, wednesday, december 14th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and ann curry. live, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. good morning, everybody. is jerry sandusky's attorney is calling his
Dec 5, 2011 5:30pm PST
news has learned that all eight alleged victims who say jerry sandusky sexually abused them are ready to testify outraged by the penn state football coach's bombshell interview with "the new york times." >>> bottoms up, why the simple act of sitting can super sooiz your backside. >>> and "made in america." meet some of the people back to work because of you. your dollars helps them. >> all: thank you, america. >>> good evening. you all know the motto. neither range, nor sleet or snow will stop the mail but today even a threat that the most determined letter carrier cannot overcome, bankruptcy. that's right, it's forcing the post office to make massive layoffs. 35,000 and that's by march 2012. services will be restricted in ways sure to be felt by all of us, especially when you consider this, each day americans send 563 million letters and packages. that's almost two pieces of mail every day for every one of us. so tonight we tackle the questions, can the post office be saved? should it, and what does the shake-up mean for america's economy and you? abc's sharyn alfonsi starts us off f
Dec 7, 2011 5:00am EST
jerry sandusky. >> a messy week in parts of the southwest. more on the snow that is causing plenty of problems. >> we have another check on >>> winter a few weeks away, but you cannot tell by looking at the southwest. snow is in the states including new mexico. the snow proved to be troublesome for some drivers. the children were enjoying it. making snowballs. >> it is fun and less to have to work in it. >>> flooding is a problem in ohio. the mill closed. it is famous for its 3.5 million lights during the christmas season. but the lights are off until the water recedes. >>> flooding could be a problem in our area as well. we will check in with adam caskey. >> that is the biggest concern today is flooding. we have a flood watch in effect for the metro area through tonight, as we have the rain all day long. have the right now in south eastern prince george's county. it is pushing off to the north east. see the yellow on your screen and along i-68 that indicates the heavier rain. we are warm now near 60 degrees. temperatures drop all day long. they will be cool enough tonight to see a
Dec 7, 2011 11:00pm PST
ads tonight and what they really show us about the state of this election. and jerry sandusky, back not by popular demand. the former penn state football coach was re-arrested today on new sexual abuse charges brought by two new accusers, and like some of the earlier victims, the two new ones both met sandusky through his charity, the second mile. and let me finish tonight with my take on the stark way, in fact wild way, that this election is headed. >>> we start with the power of newt gingrich. howard fineman is the msnbc political analyst, of course, "the huffington post" media group editorial director and michael scherr is the white house correspondent for "time." michael, i want you to go through some of the newspaper. let me begin with this stunning new state numbers out from "time" tonight showing incredible gains in strength for newt gingrich. take a will be at florida, a state where mitt was going to turn it around. newt has blown the other candidates out of the water. take a look an enormously high number, 48% to romney's rather puny 25% down there. third place down there i
Dec 5, 2011 2:00pm EST
. >>> as jerry sandusky prepares for a court hearing next week, many are mystified by the extensive interview he game to the "new york times." in the interview he again denied molesting young boys, but legal analysts say sandusky may have hurt his case. he even needed help at one point if his attorney when asked to explain his comments last month to bob costas who asked sandusky if he was sexually attracted to young boys. >> they're saying what in the world is this question? what is it? am i going to be -- if i say no, i'm not attracted to boys, that's not the truth because i'm attracted to young people, boys, girls. >> yeah, but sexually? you're attracted because you spend time -- >> right. i enjoy spending time with young people. i enjoy spending time with people. >> joining me now former pennsylvania attorney walter cohen is a defense attorney. thank you for your time. >> i'm glad to be here. >> you have a client that believes they can portray or paint the picture more clearly of events in this case, obviously, jerry sandusky. would you ever allow your clinlt to do a four-hour interview like
Dec 13, 2011 11:00am PST
to be called. late last night he and the new cocouncil he hired and jerry sandusky decided they would not have today's preliminary hearing. a number of victim his planned to be here. several were in a holding room this morning and at the last minute, it was all called off. the whole thing spanned three minutes. you mentioned one of the victims. i talked to the attorney, a victim via telephone. he said his victim was relieved. he is 24 years old and did not look forward to going into the stomach-churning details and the 23-page grand jury report. he did not want to have to go into that in court that. did not happen. also happened today, jerry sandusky waived the arraignment, that january 11th arraignment. he will not appear there as well. he entered the not guilty plea and will question the jury trial. all of that taking about three minutes. >> craig melvin for us. let's bring in radio talk show host michael smerconish. joining us by phone, prosecutor and candidate for pennsylvania attorney, thank you both. let me start with you on this development. three minutes and this could have been a dram
Dec 7, 2011 3:00am PST
. now his past used by conservative critics. >>> more disturbing allegations against jerry sandusky. another man saying he abused him and gave him alcohol as a boy. >>> i have been excused of being a tramt traitor to both sides. >>> a woman goes from wall street protester to wall street professional on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- >>> all right. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday, december 7th. ali is off today. i'm christine romans along with carol costello on this "american morning." welcome, everyone. >> welcome and good morning. up first this morning, newt gingrich threatening to run away with the republican race. his bid for the gop nomination going gang busters. it's beginning to look like a gingrich juggernaut. look at the latest gallup poll. among republican voters nationwide, 37% now say gingrich is their choice. he leads mitt romney by a whopping 15 points. cnn's deputy political director paul steinhauser joins us live from washington this morning. who could have predicted this? >> boy, one crazy ride. we've seen candidates go up and d
Dec 14, 2011 3:00am PST
scandal. jerry sandusky in and out of court in minutes waiving a preliminary hearing and keeping accusers from taking the stand. afterwards we heard a few hints about his defense strategy. joining us now is jerry sandusky's attorney joe amendola. thank you for joining us this morning. >> good morning, carol. thank you. >> i think a lot of people are still confused about why you decided to waive the preliminary hearing. so tell us why. >> the answer is simple. monday night the attorney for the commonwealth contacted me to discuss details about the preliminary hearing. during those conversations i had with him, he indicated he would ask the judge following the preliminary hearing to increase bail. i've always been concerned that jerry might wind up in jail pending his trial, which would really impede our efforts to adequately and properly prepare his defense. it's very difficult to work with a defendant when he's incarcerated. so we began discussions about making concessions. us waiving the preliminary hearing in return from the commonwealth saying to us, guaranteeing, they would not seek i
Dec 7, 2011 3:00pm EST
. >>> to news on the penn state sex abuse investigation. this afternoon, former assistant coach jerry sandusky was rearrested. he faces a slew of disturbing new charges. 12 today on top of 40 previously. two more accusers have come forward. nbc's peter alexander has been following this every step of the way and he joins us now. and peter, as i understand it, they were originally a toll of eight accusers. this is now increased to ten. there is even mention of an 11th, is that right? >> reporter: yeah. we are learning now from this new grand jury presentment of victims numbers 9 and 10 but in conversations during my time at penn state, we spoke to the attorney for one young man who says that his client is referred to by authorities as victim number 11. and that is be referring to more additional victims. these alleged victims have come forward to nbc news and other media outlets, as well as to authorities to tell their stories saying they found new courage to come forward after the arrest of jaierry sandusky. they were outraged, their words. they have been outraged by sandusky's continued denial
Dec 1, 2011 8:00am PST
three years. that interview's coming up in the next hour of newsroom. >>> the lawyer for jerry sandusky, the former penn state defensive coach says the time may come when his client has to think about a plea deal. that's right, the lawyer says that a plea could happen if more people come forward claiming that sandusky molested them. he told cnn contributor sarah began number that such a scenario could make this case an uphill battle. >> reporter: what is the point where you say should we talk about a plea deal? are you having those conversations? >> no, we haven't. as a matter of fact you know from your experience, sarah, that people who maintain their innocence sometimes plead guilty because of the overwhelming evidence against them. there are many people who have gone to trial who were convicted of very serious crimes, including homicides, and executed and it later turned out that they were innocent. there's a lot of reasons why people decide to do certain things, but at this point jerry has maintained his innocence in regard to the allegations he knows about. >>> penn state students
Dec 7, 2011 6:00am PST
situation where kids were playing in a pool with jerry sandusky, was later separated from that group and taken on a tour by jerry sandusky of the football building. now, a lot of other incidents have happened at that football building, but all of them have been alleged to have happened in a shower. this man is saying that he was taken to an office. he was given whiskey and he talked to sandusky about his life and how he ended up at the second mile and then he was assaulted before jerry sandusky took him back to the dorms. >> we know jerry sandusky has a number of charges against him already. with these new claims about sandusky, will additional charges be pressed against him, sara? >> don, that's hard to say. you know, there have been, by my account, five people have come forward since the initial charges were filed and made public allegations against jerry sandusky. they are, the majority of them, as far as we know, have also talked to the attorney general's office and given statements to police. however, it's hard to know if they are, if they are actually going to lead to charges.
Dec 14, 2011 4:00am PST
against jerry sandusky. the former penn state coach showed up at court yesterday, where he was supposed to face his accusers. but instead, he waived his right to the hearing. instead, he's simply ready, now, to go to trial. abc's jim avila has the story. >> reporter: jerry sandusky headed towards court with a secret. his trademark grin on his face, wife at his side. and another surprise up his lawyer's sleeve. >> the move was the first smart move i've seen from his attorney. >> reporter: after weeks of promising a grueling, public confrontation with all ten of his accusers, the defense changed its mind. waiving the preliminary hearing and instead pleading not guilty and heading directly to trial. o put together the best possible defense that we can do. stay the course. play for four quarters. >> this is a fight to the death. this is the fight of jerry sandusky's life. >> reporter: the grand courtroom, filled to capacity with 250 lottery-winning spectators, including sandusky's wife, dottie, his children and supporters. all set for drama. but the alleged victims, waiting in the wings to
Dec 5, 2011 6:30pm EST
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Dec 7, 2011 6:00am EST
football coach jerry sandusky. a 19-year-old man says he abused him back in 2004 when he was 12. he says jerry sandusky gave him liquor and assaulted him on the campus. jerry sandusky is scheduled to. in court next week for a preliminary hearing. several of his accusers may testify. >>> closer to home, the washington redskins are now officially down two starters. yesterday, the team got word that the league suspended davis and williams for 4 games without pay. they failed multiple drug tests, including one at the beginning of training camp. >>> making news and america's money, citigroup dropped the ax on 4000 employees. burger king wanted to have it your way. >> topping america's money, more job cuts on wall street. citigroup is eliminating 4500 jobs in the next few months to cut costs. hardest hit will be its investment-banking operation. chevrolet written will strengthen the case are around a volt battery pack to prevent leaks. fires broke out after crash tests. the week's created short circuits. chrysler is bringing back a familiar name for a new compact car -- the dodge dart. it will
Dec 5, 2011 4:00pm EST
with the euro zone debt crisis. >> there are new tactics in the child sex abuse case against jerry sandusky. >> the lawyer says this is so the public can learn about the positive aspects of his life. some are questioning whether the interviews are hurting his case. >> reporter: it seems an unusual legal strategy, giving public interviews while facing criminal charges. >> the allegations are false. i didn't do those things. i don't know what else to say. >> reporter: accused child mo les tor, jerry sandusky wants the world to hear his story. >> are you sexually attracted to young boys? >> reporter: he stumbled when asked if he was attracted to young children. he was given a second chance to explain. he wound up needing help from his lawyer. >> if i say i'm not attracted to boys, it's not the truth. i'm attracted to young people, boys, girls -- >> reporter: sandusky's lawyer interrupts and speaks with him off camera. >> i enjoy, that's what i was trying to say, i enjoy spending time with young people, i enjoy spending time with people. >> reporter: his attempts to explain himself in public wh
Dec 8, 2011 7:00am PST
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Dec 5, 2011 10:00am EST
penn state assistant coach jerry sandusky gives yet another interview talking about the abuse allegations against him. why does his attorney let him keep talking? more on that in ten minutes. >>> iran claims to have shut down a spy plane along the eastern border. the u.s. says they could be referring to a reconnaissance aircraft that crashed last week. they weren't sure where it crashed. we'll get a complete report from jim mick la chef ski in the next half hour. >>> they were ordered to go following a nato attack that killed 24 pakistani soldiers. tensions since then have been very high. pakistan's prime minister today says his country wants to rebuild ties with the united states. >>> did you see these pictures? a standoff between protesters and u.s. parks police ended last night when officers used a cherry picker to remove half a dozen protoprotesters from the roof of a shack. 31 people were arrested after they refused to dismantle the unfinished structure which had gone up overnight on saturday. >>> my doctor told me calcium is best absorbed in small continuous amounts. onl
Dec 7, 2011 10:00am PST
. >>> a new accuser against jerry sandusky. a 19-year-old man says that sandusky gave him whisky and abused him when he was 12 years old. the incident involved more than touching and happened when his client was staying overnight for activities at second mile. second mile is the charity founded by sandusky. charges are expected in the coming weeks. >> timothy gieithner is giving thumbs up to a plan to tackle the european debt crisis. he met with sarkozy in paris today. tomorrow will be a gathering in br p b brussels. >> to countries that persecute gays and lesbians, they are told to get with it. secretary clinton said the rights of lgbt are universal. the u.s. is pledging protection of those rights as part of its foreign policy. >>> and how's this for irony when it comes to social media. these private photos were among several revealed after a security breach at the online site yesterday. the images of he and the private pictures of tens of thousands were exposed to unauthorized downloads for a few hours. engineers plugged the glitch hours later. they blame problems with software. >>> and n
Dec 4, 2011 5:00am EST
at penn state. we'll hear from disgraced football coach jerry sandusky who in a lengthy interview talks about his contact with young boys. >> i'm rob roblin, looking for names for a new park. that story coming up. >> and a pleasant wrap-up for the weekend. but the workweek could get a little rocky. we'll teel >> good morning. we'll start you off with a live view from the skycam. 41 at the inner harbor. you can see it is still dark. we have city lights twinkling. mostly clear skies. the sun will be coming up at 7:10 this morning. right now the winds are mostly calm. so although the temperatures are all pretty chilly, i don't think it will feel as bad because you don't have the windchill in place. take a look at these temperatures across the states. 27 currently in frederick. as we step outside this morning, jackets are definitely a necessity, and you may have to scrape frost off your windshield. sunshine and a few high clouds passing by. high pressure system has brought us quiet weather yesterday. it still is the case as we go into the second half of your weekend. heavy rain falling in n
Dec 3, 2011 9:00am EST
state scandal is revealing new details. jerry sandusky spoke to "the new york times" in a wide ranging exchanged that stretched over two days. and he denied he ever sexually abused any young boys. >> these ealallegations are fal. i didn't do those things ch. i don't know. >> sandusky was also asked about the interview he did last month on nbc's "rock center." >> are you sexually attracted to young boys, to underage boys? >> am i sexually attracted to underage boys? sexually attracted, you know, i enjoy young people. >> i was sitting there going what in the world is this question? you know, if i say no, i'm not attracted to boys, that's not the truth, because i'm attracted to young people, boys, girls -- >> but not sexually. >> right. i enjoy spending time with young people. i enjoy spending time with people. my two favorite groups are the elderly and the young. >> nbc's national investigator correspondent michael isikoff is live. if the viewers were able to hear the voice coming from off camera, that was his attorney, saying to clarify, not sexually attracted, right. >> right. >> and a
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